Ground or made into steaks, chops, or roasts, lamb is a flavorful meat. From stewed shanks to rack of lamb and curried lamb, these easy recipes for lamb are quick and convenient.See Popular Lamb Recipes
At Canlis, Jason Franey serves lamb two ways (as a ragout and as chops) with two sides (potato puree and Israeli couscous). But the ragout and couscous are amazing on their own, and less work to make.
Zesty marinated meat and veggies make a delicious summer meal. Serve these grilled kabobs with warm flatbread.
Rosemary Rack of Lamb is a prominent menu item at Elway's, a well-known restaurant in Denver. Prepare and serve this recipe at home to savor flavor goodness from the Rockies.
For this playful twist on British roast lamb with mint jelly, Luke Mangan serves lamb chops with a piquant condiment of fresh mint and jalapeno.
This fast and easy dinner recipe also works well with medallions of turkey tenderloin or pork.
This stir-fry recipe begins by marinating bite-size strips of lamb in orange marmalade with black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cooked pears, onion, and red sweet peppers make this a one-dish meal.
Seamus Mullen marinates leg-of-lamb pieces in a mix of more than 10 ingredients (including saffron and Spanish paprika), many of which he also uses to make the accompanying salsa verde. Save a step and marinate the lamb in a bit of the salsa verde.
The classic spring combo of lamb, mint, and peas is mimicked here in this easy dinner. After a flavor-packed rub of garlic, lemon and mint, the chops are simply roasted in the oven.
Pomegranate juice adds richness to this main dish recipe especially when combined with the mild flavor of ground lamb.
Suzanne Goin (an F&W Best New Chef 1999) is beloved in Los Angeles for Lucques and AOC. She'll expand her reach at the upcoming Tavern in Brentwood, which will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and sell house-made breads and prepared foods like this leg of lamb, which she serves with a Meyer lemon salsa.
Guests will think you slaved over a hot stove all day. Just before dinner, thicken the spicy lamb stew in the slow cooker and prepare the couscous. That's about as easy a dinner as there is.
Roasted fennel and lemons add robust flavor to this lamb dish. Roasted parsnips, leeks, or baby potatoes also taste delicious with lamb.
A Syrian version of comfort food, kibbe (Middle Eastern stuffed meatballs) are braised in a supersimple, tangy yogurt sauce, a staple of Syrian cuisine. "Many Syrian cooks do not flavor the yogurt," Anissa Helou says, "but I prefer to lift it with herbs and garlic." She also suggests swapping in a few teaspoons of dried mint in place of the cilantro. Be sure to use very fine bulgur wheat, she adds, or else the kibbe mixture will be too coarse and hard to shape.
Lamb chops slathered with spicy butter are the perfect choice for a casual backyard meal. The butter enhances other meats and poultry too.